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National services

Child and adolescent services

National services

Child and adolescent services

National services

Child and adolescent services

National services

Child and adolescent services

Trauma, Anxiety and Depression (TAD) Clinic


Outcomes

Expected outcomes may include:
  • Formulation and diagnosis
  • Reduced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or depression
  • Improved quality of life for the young person and their family

Our results
Our clinic has developed and implemented new psychological treatments for PTSD. In a randomised-controlled trial, we showed (see below) that our 12-week treatment has powerful effects on reducing symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression; and on improving day to day functioning. These important effects were maintained when we re-assessed young people six months after treatment had finished.

changes in self-reported PTSD chart

CPSS = Child post-traumatic stress scale
CBT = Cognitive behaviour therapy
Wait = Wait List control condition

Smith P, Yule W, Perrin S, Tranah T, Dalgleish T and Clark D (2007). Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for PTSD in Children and Adolescents: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46(8), pp.1051-1061.

The effects of our innovative psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological approaches can be seen in changes on the Children’s Global Assessment Scale (CGAS), a broad measure of functioning in daily life. We show below that our treatment leads to improvement from a median CGAS intake and assessment score of 60 (Panel A), signalling some noticeable problems in more than one area, to a median CGAS discharge score of 75 (Panel B), associated with overall good functioning – with an average treatment effect of 15 CGAS points.

Panel A: CGAS at intake


CGAS at intake chart

Panel B: CGAS at discharge
CGAS chart: after discharge